2022 NCECA COLLECTORS’ TOUR: Sacramento, California and surrounding areas


Monday, March 14 – Saturday, March 18, 2022
Led by Linda Ganstrom with NCECA Exhibitions Director Brett Binford and curated by Onsite Conference Liaison, Nancy M. Servis

The 2022 NCECA Collectors Tour promises an exciting week of experiences designed for collectors of ceramic art. A dynamic itinerary of exclusive studio and collection visits, curatorial and artistic connections, and insider opportunities to collect from the dozens of exhibitions surrounding NCECA’s upcoming conference will be one of our most rewarding tours.

Commencing early the morning of Monday, March 14, and concluding Saturday, March 19, 2022, this opportunity will have limited registration. The itinerary includes visits to important studios, exhibitions, collections, and organizations throughout the Greater Sacramento, California region. Also included will be reserved seating and special invitations to experiences integrated within Fertile Ground, NCECA’s 56th Annual Conference. The conference will include lectures, artist demonstrations, and thought-provoking discussions on conditions that shape and influence ceramic art in history and the contemporary world.

Registration will be limited to no more than 30 people. Participants will gain early access to thoughtfully selected exhibitions and enjoy purchasing opportunities while sharing a few meals, conversations, and interactions with prominent and emerging artists.

NCECA will also be inviting special guests from regional, national and international cultural communities to deepen the context and broaden perspectives throughout the week. Travel throughout the region will be provided to most locations via luxury motorcoach. Smaller vehicles may be used to reach special destinations.

A practicing artist for more than 30 years and full-time and university educator for more than two decades, through her ceramic sculpture, Linda Ganstrom explores personal issues to explore universal questions and qualities of the human condition. Her childhood spent on a farm in central Kansas is manifest in Ganstrom’s early creative inquiry through themes of nature, growth, and transformation. Concerns of more current work include the roles of women, memory, family, spirituality, gender and personal identity. Linda taught for seven years at Barton Community College before joining the faculty at Fort Hays State University where she directs undergraduate and graduate studies in ceramic art. Ganstrom served as NCECA exhibitions director for six years and helped organize memorable shows featuring national and international artists at the Tampa Art Museum, Bellevue Art Museum, and Milwaukee Art Museum during her tenure.

NCECA is holding a special block of rooms at one of our main conference hotels for 2022 Collectors Tour registrants. Please contact Jacqueline Hardy at office@nceca.net or 303-828-2811 when you register for information about booking these rooms.

The fee for this week-long experience is $1,900.00 per person including two group dinners, three group lunches, ground transportation for the itinerary, conference registration, one-year membership in NCECA, and a $250 donation to the organization. A minimum registration of 14 people is required for this tour to run. Travel to Sacramento and lodging are not included in the fee. Contact Jacqueline Hardy at office@nceca.net or 303-828-2811 to reserve a place.

For info and reservations contact NCECA Membership Coordinator: Jacqueline Hardy
303-828-2811 or 866-266-2322 – office@nceca.net

All participants will be required to observe health and safety compliance practices, including wearing masks during indoor activities and providing proof of vaccination, or a negative Covid test. For information on lodging and registration contact NCECA Membership Coordinator: Jacqueline Hardy, 303-828-2811 or 866-266-2322 – office@nceca.net

By registering for this experience, you agree to permit NCECA to share your name and contact information with our hosts of private studio and collection visits. Because NCECA’s 2022 Collectors Tour is designed with exclusive experiences and held to a very limited capacity NCECA respectfully establishes that the following cancellation policy be honored:

Cancellation requests received by midnight EST, January 31, 2022 will be assessed a $50 processing fee and the $250 tax-deductible donation to NCECA that was built into the registration fee. Those requesting a refund by this deadline, if already paid in full will receive $1,600.

Cancellation requests received after midnight, EST on January 31, and before midnight, EST February 10 will be assessed a $550 fee plus a $250 tax-deductible donation to NCECA (a refund of $1,100 if paid in full).

After February 10, 2022 Collectors Tour fees are non-refundable.

Retention of fees or portions of fees is necessary because NCECA Collectors’ Tour includes special experiences that require NCECA to limit the number of registrants and make financial commitments to service providers and vendors.